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"The Prepper Next Door definitely ranks toward the top of my list of recommended survival manuals. I'd recommend it highly for both the new and the experienced prepper." Jim Cobb, author of Preppers Home Defense.

"I really liked the comprehensive information given in the book; you can tell the author knows his stuff and has done a lot of research." Bernie Carr, author The Prepper's Pocket Guide.

"Tons of knowledge, almost overwhelming amounts of information throughout the book." R. Morgan, founder greatnorthernprepper.com.

"The Prepper Next Door is chock full of useful information, presented in an easy to read, conversational writing style." Donald Green, ifithitsthefan.blogspot.com

About the Author

Charlie Palmer is the urban prepper next door. He believes Americans should prepare for disasters and emergencies. He shares his decades of knowledge and experience with new preppers in "The Prepper Next Door: A Practical Guide For Disaster And Emergency Planning." His lifelong interests include: Firearms & Shooting; Do-It-Yourself Home and Automotive Repair; Martial Arts, Physical Fitness; Hiking, and Wilderness Survival.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: H C M Publishing (May 5, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967162491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967162492
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,194,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Charlie Palmer is a prepper. He writes as a prepper for preppers. His advice goes through his prepper filter, i.e. "From a pure prepping standpoint, I probably wouldn't spend the money..."

He begins each chapter with the basics-clearly defining terms-then delves to a level that covers the topic well, with good insight and understanding. I was pleased with how much I learned in each chapter. Then I really like how he ends his chapters with an action paragraph, i.e. "what's the minimum a prepper should do with regard to . . . ?", presenting a good summation of initial goals to reached.

Unlike some instructional prepper books this one was easy to read, and even includes some humorous insights and comments (more than once I laughed out loud)-Charlie definitely doesn't take himself too seriously.

I appreciate that he recommends specific brands. Sure we can all "Google" things ourselves, but it's nice to have personal recommendations that the author likes and uses. I also like that there are things he recommends, but admits that he doesn't use -- but would if he could (or needed to). And I completely agree when he stresses, a "...general rule of prepping, whenever possible, test your preparations. Things don't always work out as you'd expect."

However there are things I didn't agree with him on. For example, he believes you should only store a small amount of fuel for a generator and/or bug out vehicle, for safety reasons. I think you should do the math, figuring out how long you'd like to run your generator and/or how far you'd need to drive your bug out vehicle, then store that amount of fuel and have an established system to rotate it so it doesn't go bad.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Charlie's book.
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I have read quite a few books in the genre and found this one to be the most helpful. I first read it via my Kindle, but recently purchased it so I would always have a hard copy to pull off my bookshelf.
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The more I read, the less interested I became. Very in depth chapters for each specific topic. Some provide a bit more information than you need if you are a seasoned prepper. The writer went overboard explaining each topic - a good example was explaining how a toilet works and the importance of having a good wax ring seal.
This book was dissapointing for me as I expected more information that would prepare one in an urban setting.
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If Katrina and Sandy don't wake you up, nothing will. If you don't want to be caught in a disaster unprepared, grab this book and commence reading.
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By brady on January 6, 2013
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gave it as a gift he liked it blah blah blah blah blahb labh albha blah blah blah blah blah
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